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Varsities need to become Innovation drivers: Prez
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JAMMU, Sep 1: Asserting that universities today need to become drivers of innovation, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said their focus should be on collaborative relationships with the industry and government. President Mukherjee, who attended the 14th Convocation of University of Jammu, speaking on the occasion said entrepreneurial activities in the universities could take various forms such as contract research, consultancy, patenting, l...
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Tight security for Prez’s visit
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JAMMU, Sep 1: Tight security arrangements were put in place during President President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Jammu, today. Mukherjee, attended a convocation of Jammu University, being held after a gap of 7 years, during his two day visit to Jammu from Monday. A thick security blanket was thrown around the venue i.e. General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Jammu University and it was thrown out of bound for the commoners since past 24 hours. T...
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‘Elections cannot be held in December’
ECI must consult all parties in J&K: Soz
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SRINAGAR, Sep 1: Asking the Election Commission of India (ECI) to remain steadfast with its democratic principles, Prof Saif-u-din Soz, president Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) on Monday said that elections cannot be conducted in Jammu and Kashmir in December because of severe cold. Talking to KNS, a local news gathering agency Soz said that ECI must consult all political parties including opposition in Jammu and Kashmir before announcement...
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Exempt key border projects from environmental nod: Rajnath
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NEW DELHI, Sep 1: Concerned over delay in strategic border projects, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has suggested exemption of environment clearance given to such projects falling within 100 km from International Border, Line of Actual Control and Line of Control. He said there is a need to deal with the issue of delay in according environment, forest and wildlife clearances in a comprehensive manner. "All strategic border projects falling within...
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Kashmiris studying in Punjab protest
200 students return to valley, demand migration
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SRINAGAR, Sep 1: Kashmiri students pursuing various courses in Mohali Punjab today held a protest demonstration against college authorities demanding their migration from Punjab to Kashmir. The students holding banners and placards in their hands assembled at Pratap Park staged a protest demonstration raising slogans against the College authorities who according to them in responsible for harassing Kashmiri students in the college premises with...
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India concerned over developments in Pak
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NEW DELHI, Sep 1: Expressing concern over developments in Pakistan, Government today said the Ministry of External Affairs is closely watching the situation in the neighbouring country. "What is happening in Pakistan is definitely a matter of concern. Ministry of External Affairs looks at it minutely," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters. He was reacting to a query on developments in Pakistan. Thousand...
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Modi to address J&K students on Teacher’s Day
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JAMMU, Sep 1: On the eve of Teacher’s Day on September 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an interaction and question-answer session with the students of Jammu and Kashmir at Kendriya Vidyalaya Leh through video-conferencing. In this regard, state is gearing up to put necessary arrangements in place. Pertinently, Jammu & Kashmir is one of the five States across India, which has been selected for interaction between PM Modi and students. ...
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Cabinet meet on Sep 4
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JAMMU, Sep 1: An important cabinet meeting has been scheduled for September 4 to be held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Among other issues related to updates the meeting is likely to decide about reshuffle in police and administration. Besides, the meeting is all set to take a call regarding regularization of thousands of daily wagers and casual labourers in various government departments. Recently, in the midst of dif...
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OTHER STORIES
Take snowbound areas into consideration: NC
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SRINAGAR, Sep 1: Reacting over the reports that the upcoming state elections in the state may be held in mid December or early January, the ruling National Conference Monday said that the election commission should consider the snow bound mountainous areas of the state. Talking to KNS, a local news gathering agency NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said that the party has no objection with the decision of the Election Commission of India...
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Jaleel Andrabi murder case
Family seeks SIT reports; Revision court will decide: HC
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SRINAGAR, Sep 1: The High Court has said that the revision court will decide the petition filed by the family challenging closure order issued by a subordinate court in Jaleel Andrabi murder case. Revision court has also been asked to decide whether to release the reports submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police in the matter or to withhold them. Earlier, a division bench of the High Court comprising of Justice Mohammad Yaqo...
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CS heads panel for policy on Transgenders
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SRINAGAR, Sep 1: On the directions of the Supreme Court the government on Monday constituted a committee to monitor and examine the formation of state policy on Transgenders. The government order 927 GAD of 2014 Dated 01 09 2014 reads “In compliance with the directions of the Supreme Court of India issued in the Writ Petition (Civil) No. 400/2012 titled National Legal Services Authority V/s Union of India and Others, sanction is hereby accorded...
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Azad seeks early resolution of demands of border residents
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JAMMU, Sep 1: To seek an early resolution of the various demands of the residents of border areas who are subjected to immense hardships on account of intermittent firing and shelling by Pakistani forces, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad has written to Prime Minister, Home Minister, Defence Minister and Chief Minister of J&K. Azad toured the border villages of RS Pura, Abdullian, Chakrohi, Chandu Chack, Joura Farm, Saie, Ar...
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People yearn for development, not interested in rhetoric: Rana
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JAMMU, Sep 1: Seeking end to politics of deceit and deception, Provincial President National Conference, Devender Singh Rana on Monday observed that public opinion can be hoodwinked by raising emotive slogans and generating hype over trivial issues for once but not always. “People are no more interested in rhetoric, they want peace and a tolerant society which assimilates every point of view”, Rana said while addressing functionaries of Nationa...
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Knowledge holds key to success: Omar
Describes universities hardware, students software of metamorphoses
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JAMMU, Sep 1: Underlining knowledge and its related themes – human and intellectual capital, the key ingredients and yardstick to gauge success in the present world order, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that the universities and higher educational institutions and young intellectual vanguard are the crucibles of change towards holistic development. Addressing the distinguished gathering of scholars, faculty, educationists, students a...
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Uma Bharti launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
JAMMU, AUGUST 28-Union Minister for water Resources and River Development Uma Bharti today formally launched the scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana at Jammu. Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay K Sadhotra, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu, Regional Director Reserve Bank of India K K Saraf, Executive President J & K Bank , IGP Jammu Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajit K Sahu, CGM NABARD Shanker A Pande, Cha...
> Div Com reviews arrangements for President’s visit
> Politicians start converging on migrant camps to score brownie points
> NC, BJP workers clash in R S PURA
> 4 killed in 2 Samba accidents
> Arms, explosives seized in Banihal
 
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‘No regularization policy for casual labours’
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The state government today said no regularization policy has been formulated yet for casual workers and need-based workers. This was revealed in a reply in legislative assembly today. However, a cabinet sub- committee has been constituted by the Govt. vide order No. 345-GAD of 2009 dated 27-9-2009 to go into the extent /magnitude of the problem relating to casual workers/ need based workers that is financial, legal and admi...
> Gul asks centre,CMs to ensure safety of Kashmiri students
> Employees detained during protest
> AFAD Secy Gen banned entry
> J&K issues should be resolved through dialogue: Vohra
> Separate ICDS Directorate to reinforce
 
 
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Tricky question of SPOs, VDCs
The state government proposal to enhance the honorarium for nearly 25,000 Special Police Officers (SPOs) from the paltry Rs 3,000 to Rs 6,000, even if conceded by the centre, may not be an ideal situation. That the amount would still be unreasonable for the amount of work the SPOs are supposed to perform is not the only reason. Ad hoc arrangements within the police force have already set a dangerous precedent and it may be time to review the ent...
> War and peace in times of hypocrisy and lies - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Skepticism over PMJDY
> Hundred days of Moditva - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> At war with peace chorus
> Significant court verdict
 
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Modi's Kashmir policy
By Tapan Bose
Narendra Modi calling off the Foreign Secretary level talks should not have come as a surprise, particularly after his August 12 speeches in Kargil and Leh. During his visit to Jammu, Ladakh and the valley, indeed since he became Prime Minister, he has given clear indications regarding his plans for Kashmir and his position on Pakistan. In Siachen he told soldiers and officers, Pakistan "has lost the strength to fight conventional war, but cont...
> Tyranny Still Exists..! - By Robert Clements
> People power drives banker-turned-Sarpanch Arati - By Rakhi Ghosh
> Melting pot and Masala chai
> BJP Is Not Invincible: Message from bypolls - By Praful Bidwai
> ISIS destabilises West Asia - By Dr Satish Misra
 
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Pure hypocrisy: India's fear of foreign funding for NGOs
By Medha Patkar
Indian governments have always been fairly paranoid about NGOs, especially those challenging big business or inequitable development projects. Nevertheless, the previous Indian government has consulted with some NGOs and civil society activists on several critical issues. Although the state was indifferent to civil society protests against mines and corruption, it did seek NGO input on major public welfare policies such as the right to informati...
> Death Penalty: No deterrence
> Revolution, Azadi and Inqilab - By Sabina Khan
> Lost Indian Pride - By Shivaji Sarkar
> Growing challenge to Modi Govt at center - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Teaching Bidar's Women To Ditch Patriarchy, Embrace Empowerment - By Pushpa Achanta
 
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Food wastage can cripple nation's economy
Dear Editor, Food wastage cripples a country's economy to an extent that many of us are unaware of. In India, where we have considered ourselves as a developing nation for the last 60 years, food wastage cripples us a lot more. It is estimated that about 20% of what we buy in urban India ends up being thrown away. It is also estimated that the actual worth of money per year in India from food wastage comes to a whopping Rs 58,000 crores. Accord...
> More media-reporting about PM's alleged control on his ministers
> Clarifications needed on Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna to avoid misuse
> Age-limit for politicians
> Truce needed on borders
> Crisis in Pakistan
 
 
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Centre's move to appoint ex-CJI as governor sparks debate
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Sep 1 (Agencies): The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country. While Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the Centre had so far not sought his views on the proposal, KPCC president V M Sudhee...
> Lt Gen Tejinder Singh arrested following dismissal of bail plea
> Yogi Adityanath should be banned from campaigning: SP
> LPG pipeline explodes, 3 dead
> Centre deliberately denying power to Maharashtra: Chavan
> JNU introduces 'other' gender option election nomination forms
 
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PM woos Japanese businesses, cites latest growth figures in India
TOKYO, Sep 1 (Agencies): Wooing Japanese investors with promise of speedy clearances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today proposed co-opting two Japanese nominees in a decision-making team under PMO dedicated to facilitate investments. The Prime Minister also declared that legislative changes will be brought forward to give effect to "bold" decisions taken by his government to allow 100 per cent FDI in railways and raising the FDI cap in defence...
> Modi visits Japanese school as 'student', feels enlightened
> Protesters block state TV transmission in Islamabad
> Fresh clashes erupt as protestors break Into Pak secretariat
> Sharif asked to Quit in 24-hrs as protestors step up pressure
> US leadership was never more necessary than now: Obama
 
 
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Favoritism, nepotism marred in selection of J&K Waters Sports team
JAMMU, Aug 30: Time and again, favoritism and Nepotism have marred the selection trials of the J&K water Sports team for the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship commenced today at Dal Lake Srinagar. Sportspersons and their parents’ oftenly raised questions over the selection process for the water sports national championships , being hosted by J&K Canoeing and Kayaking Association headed by none other than the Chief minister Omar A...
> Shawetica becomes new secy of Tawi Trekkers
> Aditi of MHAC Nagbani emerges fastest runner
> Lifetime Club wins by 28 runs
> Bhalla inaugurates 3rd National Dragon Boat Race C’ship-2014
> J&K Bank wins 2-0 in football league
 
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India can get billions of dollars in FDI from Japan: Chanda Kochhar
TOKYO, Sep 1 (Agencies): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised speedy clearances for Japanese investments, ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar today said India can get billions of dollars of fresh investments from Japan. Kochhar, who is part of a high-level business delegation that has come here for Modi's first official visit as Prime Minister, said that ICICI Bank will play a major role in arranging funds for Japanese investments into India. ...
> Insurance Bill in the Parliament's winter session: Jaitley
> New laws will expedite prosecution, refunds: SEBI Chief
> Blacklisting vendors has affected defence preparedness: Jaitley
> Blackmoney: Probe Panel Asks Acc Holders to Submit Details
> 2G Scam: Court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal
 
 
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